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Bonus Passes

Announcement: Interested in improving your use of social media in your instruction? I have a new course on how to do this with twitter. The course is in development, but you can join now for 15.00 and it’s yours even as new content is added. Join! This semester, I created Bonus Passes for students in …

Find a Mentor Text

When working on a manuscript, it can be helpful to identify several mentor texts from the journal you hope to publish in. These texts can serve as models for how you think about writing your piece. In the following video, I explain the benefits of using mentor texts:     Watch Another Tip!

What Story Does Your Syllabus Tell?

Recently, a colleague of mine shared a a post with me, “Steps Towards a Big Idea Syllabus.” The larger blog that this seems to be a part of, My Teaching Notebook,  doesn’t seem to be getting regular updates. Too bad. It looks like it has tons of good content to sift through. However, read the …

Reviewing the Class Blog

This semester, I had teachers in my masters class blog together on a single site as opposed to having their own individual spaces. Previously I had always asked the teachers to maintain their own blog. This wasn’t complicated. The issue was that it takes time to build an audience, particularly if you are starting from …

Writer’s Round Table

A couple of years ago, I had the incredibly opportunity to teach rising high school juniors English through the Upward Bound summer program. A big emphasis was placed on writing, and we worked a great deal on how to write an essay for college admittance. You can see examples of what happened here and here. One …

Writer’s Round Table

A couple of years ago, I had the incredibly opportunity to teach rising high school juniors English through the Upward Bound summer program. A big emphasis was placed on writing, and we worked a great deal on how to write an essay for college admittance. You can see examples of what happened here and here. One …